Now, Janelle wants to know who she can put up to make sure Erika goes home. James floats George's name. She says maybe they put up Mike so that Will is stuck voting the way they want. James scrambles off to see Chill Town in the gym, and he breaks the bad news that Janelle is still pissed about the way the veto competition went, and that she wants to put one of them up to try to force votes against Erika. Will DRs that Janelle is already suspicious of James, but he wants to help her be "suspicious of [James] at all times, because I'm suspicious of him." Will and Mike go up to see Janelle to try to work on her a little.
Up in the HoH room, Janelle doesn't understand why Danielle didn't get tossed. Will basically says that he doesn't know any better than she does why James seemed to be throwing the competition. She challenges Will about the fact that he took out Marcellas instead of Danielle. "So what?" Will says. "Boogie wants Marcellas out." Aha! Do you see that? Will has managed to create an alliance with her while maintaining that up to a point, he still expects her to understand that of course he can't do everything exactly like she says. It's the brilliance of low expectations. "Boogie wants Marcellas out." In other words, "We're still allowed to want things, too." That's where people go wrong with alliances. They imply that they'll do everything by consensus, when they won't. "That's great," Howie says sarcastically. "She's the HoH!" Apparently, at some point, the rule became that you have to do whatever the HoH tells you to do all week. He is such a nitwit.
Mike and Will go on to tell Janelle that Marcellas is in an alliance with Danielle, and would have taken her off anyway, so knocking out Marcellas was equally good. Howie starts to bluster that if this is the case, then they're putting up Marcellas. Will insists that it doesn't matter -- Erika is going anyway. Janelle worries that Marcellas will get voted out, and Howie says that he'd better not, because if he does, it will mean that Will and Mike are traitors. Big boy like tricky! Janelle, utterly confounded by all that's happened, says that she is still unhappy, because she didn't want Danielle to get the veto. "We didn't either," Will says, "but...she didn't want you to win HoH, but it happened." Seriously. They did, in fact, throw this competition in particular, but this idea Janelle has that she can control the winner of every competition when she's not competing is just ridiculous. Will also throws in the observation that James is disloyal, but Howie says screw loyalty -- they need "the numbers." Such an idiot. Dude, if the guy's not with you, he's not part of your "numbers"! "If you guys don't trust James, why are we supposed to trust James?" Will asks. He tells the story -- truthfully! -- of how James just came and reported that Janelle was mad that them about the veto. "I'm like, 'Mad at me? I'm the one who ate nineteen pieces of sushi and got my ass beat like a bull! You're the one who went out like a bitch!'" Will's good at telling people what they want to hear; I'll give him that. Janelle agrees that she's upset with James for not getting rid of Danielle. "Maybe you should consider getting rid of James," Will says.